Robert Wilkey Robert A. Wilkey, age 85, born March 29, 1927; went home to the Lord Friday, September 21, 2012.  He was a retired civil service employee and Air Force Reserve master sergeant.  Mr. Wilkey was a long-time member of Reeb-Hosack Baptist Church.  He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Marie, parents Robert and Onallie, brother James, sisters Verna, Mattie Saunders, and Barbara Boyd.  He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Janie and Roy Elliott; granddaughter, Cindy Grady; great-grandson, Michael Grady; great-granddaughter, Janae Zellner; brother, Ronald (Tereasa); sisters, Katherine Williams, Alice Jones and Peggy (Mack) Price; sister-in-law, Betty Wilkey of Boston, MA; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear friends. Celebration of life service 12Noon Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Reeb-Hosack Community Baptist Church, 258 Hosack St., Dr. John S. Little, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Friday, 11 a.m. until the start of service. Interment in Green Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on September 25, 2012